(1) meeting in Washington DC with Jimmy Byrnes, greeted at White House by Truman, at Arlington Cemetery for Armistice Day, Attlee and Canadian PM King put wreaths on Tomb of Unkonwn Soldier (2) President's New Yacht - USS Williamsburg refitted, built in 1941 as private yacht, then served as gunboat; (3) 3-Wheeled Car Tested (4) Jet Aircraft Sets Record - Britain's Meteor timed over 70-mile course at 400+ mph. Newsreel end with music. (complete newsreel)
Production Company Universal StudiosAudio/Visual sound, b&w
March 6, 2006
One Wheel Short of a Full Car
Post-war newsreel reporting a visit by Englands Prime Minister Clement Attlee. This is pretty dull. More interesting is a later story about a goofy-looking 3-wheeled car. Also included are stories about the presidents yacht (must be rough, Truman!) and the making of a new air speed record. The 3-wheeled car is the definite standout here. I definitely want one for the Film Ephemera Museum of Quirky Devices.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.